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Utility pole inspection company declines to testify at Texas Panhandle wildfire investigation hearing

The Texas A&M Forest Service concluded that a fallen decayed utility pole caused the Smokehouse Creek fire.

State Rep Ken King, R-Canadian, speaks during an investigative house committee hearing on the Texas Panhandle wildfires Tuesday, April 2, 2024 in Pampa. In late February, the largest wildfire in Texas history raged across the panhandle, burning just over a million acres.

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